Magazine article District Administration

Kim Loomis, Innovative Projects Coordinator, Clark County

Magazine article District Administration

Kim Loomis, Innovative Projects Coordinator, Clark County

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School District, Nevada "The movement to meet individual student needs will force classrooms to change from grade- or age -based, to needs-based. Technology already allows for students to remediate and accelerate while sitting next to each other. This will expand classrooms to "WIN" arenas. What I Need, or WIN, learning environments are starting in small pockets and will gain traction."

Regarding technology, which of the following areas will see the most significant growth in your district in 2017? (Select up to three.)

44%

Tablets or other portable devices

37%

Internet/Wi-Fi

infrastructure

26% Cloud computing/storage

22% BYOD or 1-to-1 initiative

19%

Instructional software implemented at the school or district level

18% Network/data security

12%

Free or low-cost instructional software implemented by teachers

5% Productivity and other business office software

18% Unsure; not in my area of responsibility

4% Other

Source: District Administration Educator Survey, 2016

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